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Nora Butler
XXX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXX , Williamsburg , VA 23188
Professional Summary

Registered nurse with 34 years of experience specializing in cardiology nursing. Committed to recognizing symptoms, explaining to patient's in layman's terms what the procedures are that they will undergo. Collaboration with physicians and diverse health care professionals.

Nurse management professional with excellent clinical assessment and team leadership skills. Proven ability to reduce patient wait times by effectively scheduling and advising nursing staff.

  • Clinical assessment
  • Patient education
  • Patient intervention
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Infection control standards
  • Strong leadership
  • Sound decision making
  • Personal and professional integrity
05/2006 to Present
Clinical Nurse Specialists Bon Secours Cardiovascular Specialists, Inc - Newport News, VA
  • Gather basic medical information including health histories.
  • Manage pacemaker clinic and remote monitoring.
  • Notify patients of lab and test results
  • Responsible for preparation of clinic for HIPAA and JCAHO reviews.
  • Manage the Coumadin clinic: monitoring patient status and dose adjustments. Evaluate the efficacy of treatment regimens.
  • Schedule cardiac catherizations, pacemaker implantations or change-outs, instructing patients regarding these procedures.
  • Instruct on event recorders, ordering monitors and reviewing tracings. Discuss with responsible physician the results of these.
  • Coordinated with physicians on patient prescription refills
  • Schedule referral appointments
  • Traiage patient phone calls, responding appropriately
07/2004 to 05/2006
Registered Nurse Riverside Regional Medical Center - Newport News, VA
  • Monitored patient status, determining treatment plans in partnership with physicians and fellow nurses for Critical Cardiac patients in the CCU
  • Assisted patients with post-op care to facilitate successful healing and recovery following cardiac catheriterizations
  • Expertly administered IV therapy in a cardiac unit with critically ill patients.
  • Provided skilled assistance to doctors during invasive and non-invasive procedures.
  • Assessed and developed treatment plans for patients on ventilators.
  • Followed health and safety protocols in collecting blood, tissue, and other laboratory specimens, carefully disposed of hazardous waste adhering to federal and local regulations.
  • Thoroughly documented all elements of nursing including assessment, treatment, medication administration, and discharge details according to established specifications.
  • Ensured a clean and sterile work environment by adhering to infection control standards.
  • Responsible for 14 bed CCU and 6 nurses in the CCU as the night shift charge nurse.
06/1998 to 05/2006
Private Duty Registered Nurse Private Duty Nurse - Williamsburg, VA
  • Provided total nursing care of patient, including ventilator support, respiratory treatments, tube feedings, and administration of medications.
  • Provide 24-hour nursing coverage of patient care including: recruitment/scheduling of nurses and management of staff including termination when necessary.
  • Coordinate rehabilitation plan including physical therapy, speech therapy, and physician appointments.
04/2004 to 07/2004
Registered Nurse - Traveler Traveling Nurses - Los Altos, CA

  • Responsible for the monitoring and administering of medications to critically ill patients
  • Assessed, monitored and cared for patients on ventilators.
  • Monitored patients while on hemofiltration dialysis.
  • Monitored patient status and determined treatment plans in partnership with physicians and fellow nurses.
  • Expertly administered IV therapy in a critical care unit with critically ill patients.
  • Followed health and safety protocols in collecting blood, tissue, and other laboratory specimens.
  • Thoroughly documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatment, and medication administration.
  • Ensured a clean and sterile work environment by adhering to infection control standards.
09/2003 to 03/2004
Critical Care Educator Chippenham-Johnston Willis Hospital - Richmond , VA
  • Responsible for orientation of all new employees
  • Assessed learning needs of the critical care nurses and developed training classes.
  • Managed the monthly skills evaluation sessions.
  • Maintained all documentation of CPR, ACLS and educational classes of the nurses
  • Conducted lectures of various subjects related to critical care and intermediate nursing
  • Trained nurses in all skills of infection control and safety hazards.
03/2001 to 08/2003
Critical Care Educator Sentara Careplex Hospital - Hampton, VA
  • Managed and conducted the critical care internship program
  • Evaluated the nurses' experiences, matching them up with a critical care nurse to be their preceptor.
  • Evaluated effectiveness of learning and changed classes as necessary.
  • Conducted training classes for CPR and ACLS
  • Maintained educational records of all the critical care nurses
09/1985 to 03/2001
Staff Nurse - Intensive Care Unit Williamsburg Community Hospital - Williamsburg, VA
  • Provide total nursing care of critically ill paitent, including monitoring of heart rhythms, ventilators, swans and arterial lines, continuous arterio-venous hemofiltration, dialysis, and regulation of intravenous medications.
  • Rocognize and respond to emergencies and life threatening situations.
  • Assist physicians with procedures and treatments.
  • Report changes in condition to the physicians.
  • Provide patient/family education as needed
  • Orient new employees to the unit.
  • Instruct classes including CPR, ACLS, Code Blue Response, Hemodynamic Monitoring, conscious sedation, defibrillation and other classes as necessary based on hospital staff's eduation needs. Some classes were taught to staff throughout the hospital.
  • Serve as resource nurse in charge of the unit in absence of the team leader.
  • Participate in reviewing medical records, serving on hospital committees, and research.
10/1991 to 09/1992
Co-Owener and Business Manager Self Employed - Heritage Exxon - Williamsburg, VA
  • Maintain daily financial records.
  • Manage all bank transactions.
  • Responsible for preparing payroll and distributing paychecks
09/1980 to 11/1984
Staff Nurse - Intensive Care Unit and Medical-Surgical Unit Riverside Regional Medical Center - Newport News, VA
  • Provide total nursing care of critcally ill patients.
  • Provide nursing care to patietns with a variety of medical and surgical conditions, including: ventilator dependent patients, cancer patients, peritoneal and hemodialysis patients, and post-surgical paitents
  • Orient new employees to the units.
  • Provide patient/family education as necessary.
  • Participate in hospital committees.
Diploma in Nursing: Nursing
Stll Luke's Hospital School of Nursing -
Three year hospital based nusing program that focused on clinical practice. Trained in all aspects of nursing including nursing care and team leader of a unit.
Legal Nurse Course: Nursing Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. -
Certification course in legal nurse consulting. Learned how to review records and prepare reports for lawyers.
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Previous Companies:

  • Bon Secours Cardiovascular Specialists
  • Inc
  • Riverside Regional Medical Center

Previous Job Positions:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Registered Nurse
  • Private Duty Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Traveler
  • Critical Care Educator


  • Stll Luke's Hospital School of Nursing
  • Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc.

Level of Education:

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Legal Nurse Course

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